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Offline adep

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GG Mud hall
« on: May 10, 2018, 06:46:05 pm »
Does anybody know the current state of Mudhall after the collapse last November, is it possible to get across, has the traverse line been replaced?

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2018, 07:05:34 pm »
I will be having  look Sunday and will.let you know.

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2018, 09:18:39 pm »
Thanks Russ, but Sunday is when I am planning on going in myself, couldn't you go in Saturday and let me know then!

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 10:58:45 pm »
The winch will not be running until  Sunday!  :(

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2018, 09:25:40 am »
Just to clarify, although the winch may be up and running by Sunday, it will not be open to people outside the BPC (caver or non-caver) as we will definitely still be setting everything up and testing it.

Adep, can we please ask that you do not go into the system this weekend and especially not into the main chamber. There will be people working at the top of the main shaft setting up the winch and although we will do our utmost best not to drop anything down the hole, accidents can sometimes happen. We really wouldn't want you to be crushed by a piece of scaffold or a drum of cable that had been fallen 100m.

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2018, 03:26:06 pm »
We were intending to go down Small mammal and through into mud hall not going near to the entrance end of main chamber, so nobody knows the state of mud hall??

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2018, 04:31:53 pm »
Hi adep, apologies if I've misunderstood your plans, but – if you're planning to go down Small Mammal and through to Mud Hall without going near Main Chamber, then you'll have to go through Mud Hensler's; OK? And if you want to stay clear of Main Chamber, you'll have to come back the same way. So, you'd be able to get into Mud Hall from the far side, so the state of the traverse is immaterial . . . ?

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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2018, 04:56:59 pm »
Well no, I was assuming you would only need us to stay clear of gg main shaft. In case something got dropped, so we would just enter main chamber and leave by the normal route back to Bar pot so we would traverse mud hall and not wonder around in the main chamber

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2018, 05:56:42 pm »
Ah, that makes more sense.

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2018, 11:01:30 pm »
We went down Bar Pot to Mud Hall last New Year's Eve, and found that it had been tidied up (by a CPC team, I believe). The traverse was fine, with an adequate traverse line tied off to iron bars that had been driven nto the mud/sand.

However, where there used to be a sloping 'sand cliff' there was then (New Year's Eve) a near-vertical 'sand-cliff', and it looked as though there could be more 'stuff' to fall. I haven't heard of any changes since then; so – I guess it's a judgement call . . . you take a look, and if you don't like what you see, you opt out (having OK'd it with the BPC winch team, of course  ;) )

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 11:38:14 am »
So was it doable adep ? :-\

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2018, 06:24:49 pm »
So still down there then adep?  :o

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 12:40:56 am »
 I did the traverse with a couple of friends in february/march and it was very doable. It wasn't the kind of traverse you'd want to be taking big falls on but you could get over it pretty easily.

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Re: GG Mud hall
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2018, 08:54:22 pm »
Rachel, Amber (11) and I visited Mud Hall last week during the BPC Gaping Gill winch meet. There are some fallen blocks at the bottom, and with your back to the mud sculptures, the right hand side is covered, lower down, with a layer of fresh loose, dry mud and higher up with debris that we didn't venture on to. I've put some photos up http://rfvt.org.uk/alan/GG2018MudHall/, there are also ones from last year http://rfvt.org.uk/alan/GG2017MudHall/